Subject Re: [firebird-support] DBF migration, ODBC driver help
Author Aage Johansen
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:58:30 +0000 (UTC), Alvaro Jimenez wrote:

> I'm evaluating the feasibility of migrating to Firebird a Visual FoxPro 6
> application that stores data in VFP's native DBF (DBC) format but access it
> via ODBC. So far, I've found four ODBC drivers: IBPhoenix Open Source (which
> I believe is for Java only??) and XTG ODBC Driver (which crashes everytime).
> I still have to try EasySoft Interbase and Gemini ODBC. Since nobody in the
> VFP community (that I'm aware of) is going this way, I don't know which
> version would be best for my app. I already migrated it to SQL Server 7 and
> works well, but there're some unexplained (unexplainable?) errors,
> non-repetable and rare: connection hang-ups, spurious data, need to reboot
> server, etc. But really, for the price, either there should be no errors or
> should be promptly fixed by you-know-who.
> So, I'm asking for any help and comments here: Is anybody using sucessfully
> Visual FoxPro 6 programs with FB 1.03 via ODBC? What problems did you found?
> Which ODBC driver works best for stability and speed? What OS is your FB
> server on, Windows or Linux?
> Of course I'll do my own tests, but since I'm quite, quite new to FB, I'll
> probably make an error and mistake it for a real problem. Please don't think
> I'm lazy ;_;

I would think few here are using VFP as front end to Firebird.

As for ODBC drivers, there seems to be a newgroup/list for discussing this,
you'll find the address sonmewhere on this page:

Aage J.